Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Kevin J Wolfson
This thesis seeks to identify, explain, and differentiate the problems of existential doubt and the burden of choice in today’s world versus the previous epochs of human existence. It will attempt to discern the relevant differences in the types of existential doubt, illustrate how these differences came about, and analyze the strength of a potential solution to these problems. My aim is to critique Dreyfus and Kelly’s portrayal and solution to these problems in a way that can further promulgate discussion on an increasingly relevant topic in philosophy, mental health, and science. The conclusion will provide a novel understanding of contemporary nihilism that might be of use in combating this epidemic.
Wolfson, Kevin, "Existential Doubt, The Burden of Choice, and Contemporary Nihilism in the 21st Century" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1663.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.